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energy medical attention to the victims. sky 7hd was overhead as crews looked over the boat. known on the ferry was injured. we will bring you up-to-date. >> the damage of the speedboat shows the impact of the accident. as the coast card towed the damaged boat. they showed their video from their phones. >> the first guy was completely not moving. they were doing cpr for a long time. the rescue effort involved emts from the coast guard and a surgeon and nurse who were on the ferry and jumped on the victim's boat to help. the collision occurred after the golden gate ferry ms san francisco was on its way to sausalito to san francisco.
the accident happened south of tiburon in the raccoon strait. none of the people on the ferry were hurt. >> we could feel it. the ferry didn't move that much but you could feel it and you heard it. and we came closer we saw two people lying on the boat. >> the coast guard said the bay was calm with ferries normally sailing at 10 to 15 knots. a spokesperson for the transportation district said the small boat was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the ferry. it caused a commotion on the waterfront as the coast guard and medical helicopters landed and took off. >> they were doing cpr on one guy. they continued to do cpr. didn't look too good for him. the other guy they brought up in a gurney and loaded him up. he had blood on his takes. >> the coast card was
interviewing witnesses. the ferry captain and five deck hands have been drug tested and placed on administrative leave which is routine in these type of doesn't the. the ferry was pulled out of service but regular ferry service should resume today. abc7 news. this morning a 72-year-old woman is not expect today recover from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. that happened happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. they said the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire near 8th street yesterday
evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. and in san francisco a vigil was helifor a man shot and killed last week in the city's western addition neighborhood. 23-year-old ernesto died a week ago today. family and friends came together for a ceremony with aztec dancers in nearly alamo square. then they returned to the the scene of the shooting at hayes street for a memorial service. >> i want people to realize how much love this person had, how much love he gave to everyone else, and we just want someone that knows anything to let us know so we can find out what happened to him. >> police have yet to name any suspects in the killing. they are still trying to determine a motive for the crime.
a follow lynn on the richmond san rafael bridge will stay closed most of today. it's part of the ongoing installation of a new automated follow collection system. the lane is scheduled to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's commute. the current follow system 15 years old. officials say it needs to be replaced. currently there are no plans to remove all follow takers from the state-run bridge. about 5,000 people are expected to converge in san francisco today to demand a halt to a proposed oil pipeline. the keystone xl tar sandoval pipeline would extend from alberta, canada to the u.s. gulf coast. it's one of several multi-billion dollars pipeline projects not the work. it would carry oil from the landlocked sandoval oil field, which environmental groups say is a big step in the wrong direction. their so-called forward on climate rally will involve protesters surrounding the san francisco office of the
office at state market street. there will also be speeches from 2:30 until 3:00. happening in just a few hours, runners will take over parts of san francisco's financial district. it's an annual lunar new year celebration. the chinatown new year run starts at 8:00 this morning at grant and sacramento streets. the course winds its way through the embarcadero back up to clay street. the run will be followed by a festival at portsmouth square. be advised several streets will have lane closers and some muni lines will also be affected. much more ahead on the abc7 sunday morning news, including what's to come on this week with george stephanopoulos lop list. and more fallout from the meteor right explosion over russia. the hefty price tag after the crash. and a road trip for tackers. what is a group of hackers
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>> this morning at 8:00 "this week" takes a look at closer proposals made by president obama in his state of the union address. the chief of staff talks about plans to increase minimum wage and expand prekindergarten for all children. can the measures be passed in a time of extreme partisanship. don't miss it on "this week"
with george stephanopoulos coming up on abc7. relief workers are helping with recovery effort after that meteor right explosion in russia. we are learning just how much it costs to repair some of the damage. [explosion sounds] [screaming] >> that sonic boom and resulting pressure wave blew out windows and collapsed doors in an industrial city of 1 million people. more than a thousand were are hurt in friday's explosion. 20,000 emergency personnel are now on the scene. officials estimate the explosion caused at least $33 million in damage. the russian academy of sciences believe the meteor weighed about tendons before entering the earth's atmosphere. this could be the road trip of a lifetime for a handful of bay area hackers, designers and sales people. young entrepreneurs will spend three sleepless nights on a bus trying to start a business as
the wheels go round and round. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom climbs aboard. ♪ i want to be a ♪ so bad >> the seats on the bus are so coveted it's inspired geeks to become rappers. ♪ >> a bus where a select group of hackers, art he was and mbas come up with wild ideas and turn them into real products. a bus that leaves san francisco on march 3rd bound for south by southwest in austin where a potential investors are waiting. along the way almost nobody sleeps. >> it's a very intense experience and that's on purpose. >> she is the conductor of the start-up bus. it began in san francisco three years ago. now it spreads in ten other cities as the way to get to south by southwest. >> won it be easier to hop on an airplane?
>> yeah, i think it would be a lot easier to hop on an airplane but it won be as much fun. >> within two hours after boarding the entrepreneurs form teams and get to work. they stop along the way to hear from experts and do market research. they are on a tight clock. >> good morning. >> that was last year when her team produced serialized which won the grand prize. >> you can select the ingredients you want in your serial, you see it in your serial goal. >> the start-up bus is one of the growing number of hack nones happening in unusual venues. and designing a product on the open water. >> hack none on a yacht. >> she said unreasonable at sea and the start-up bus exists for one reason. >> there's a talent shortage in silicon valley. we have to come up with these fun, crazy ideas to get programmers wanting to get involved with hackathon. >> the start-up bus is half
full, taking applications. in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> very innovative idea. meteorologist lisa argen is here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> fog has returned. temperatures have dropped into the mid-30s in napa. certainly cooler this morning as you take a look outside from our camera in emeryville. you notice that still dark out there. we will see more in the way of sunshine today but we have rain closing in on the bay area. not today. i'll have that seven-day outlook for you next. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead a promising u.c. berkeley student steps into the spotlight to promote immigration reform. why he's p
>> a u.c. berkeley student is featured in a nationally released video aimed for supporting citizenship for young immigrants. they referred to as the dreamers. the education reporter lyanne melendez explains who is behind this campaign. >> this is terrence. he is getting a degree in mathematics and applied statistics at u.c. berkeley. >> it wasn't hard to find karen parks on the ninth floor of the hall. we wanted to know why he wanted to speak out. >> i thought maybe it was the right moment for me to contribute something to the
movement. >> the movement is called "the dream is now." it focuses on urging congress to pass the dream act which would provide permanent residency to young people look terrence who were brought to this country by an immigrant parent. he was born in south korea. the video released nationwide was directed by david of inconvenient truth and waiting for superman. terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table, supermarkets, laundry, things like that.
>> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty, we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in california we can't wait for the talent. >> if you want to visit the website go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv." lyanne melendez, abc7 news. we've had some really nice weather, just beautiful the last few days. tomorrow is a holiday for a lot of people. will it continue? >> did you notice it was cooler yesterday had. >> yes, just a little, though. >> yes. and the cooling trend continues today. it will be nice but the cooling
gets underway at the beaches and tomorrow it could be as much as ten degrees cooler than today. a live look outside from our roof camera. we are talking about partly cloudy skies and fog beginning to move into the north bay. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. volt side here we have a few clouds around. some of the low clouds inhibiting the visibility from time to time up north, but overall we aren't tracking any rain and we will be watching that the next couple days because things will be changing. right now current temperatures range from upper 30s in novato. chilly there. san francisco 49 in the city with 45 in livermore. santa cruz 46. and our bay bridge pretty quiet this morning. but with a little bit of fog in our inland east bay. it will be a little cool for the bike ride. some of the visibility has dropped, certainly in the north bay with the chilly numbers. 34 napa, 35 santa rosa. this is what i mean, a half-mile
visibility up towards the north in santa rosa. 8-mile visibility in napa. you notice along the coast, 6 miles half moon bay. and san jose this morning, not bad. but most locations not much of a change. in fact still retaining some of the warmth from yesterday. it's been mild in oakland with the cooling really up in the north bay from novato to santa rosa this morning. partly cloudy and cool in spots with that fog from time to time in our north bay. east bay is looking pretty good with much cooler conditions tomorrow. and then we are looking at low levels. 60s as well as 2,000 feet on tuesday. not looking at a whole lot of moisture associated with the system. the high pressure is holding on for another day and a half. it will still be dry for tomorrow, but for tuesday here comes the front. it's a weak one. and with it the cold air moving on in. showers could greet you as you
head out early to work on tuesday. 5:00 you will notice a few light showers around the city. here comes the sun by about 9:00, 10:00. most of the rain is focused in the coastal hills of the north bay, anywhere from ten to maybe just a quarter to half-inch. not a lot of rain out of the system today. back to the 70s for parts of the san joaquin valley. 71 fresno and upper 60s in los angeles. looking pretty good. taking you back home, notice in the mid-60s. lacking pretty good. 64 redwood city. san francisco low 60s and in the north bay still to the north still mild, 67 in santa rosa. 63 san leandro and out over the hills mid-60s. a look ahead you notice that a cool trend with 50s at our beaches. much cooler tomorrow. notice the rain. by wednesday a little bit of a break. the next system very weak. if anything, we will see some standard light showers. the more new sense rain if we see any. but it will be cool, much
cooler. >> tuesday is rain too? >> yeah, maybe a tenth to a quarter in the north bay. >> all right. thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. the road champs are back together again. the san francisco giants still basks in the afterglow of their second world series championship in three years. can they do it in back-to-back seasons? here's collin resch with all the highlights in sports. >> good morning. with the majority of the team returning from last year's world series run the giants figure to be contenders once again. saturday the quest for back-to-back titles begins. mike shumann reports. >> the world series champion giants are together for the first time since winning it all in october and it's like the band is back together. >> you kind of lose touch, so it's kind of a little reunion here the first day. i think everyone is pretty excited. >> guys talking trash and everything the first money? >> definitely. it never stops.
>> 21 out of 25 people on your roster are back. that's got to bode well for a regroup. >> i think the chemistry is the most important thing in this clubhouse and everyone gets along really well here. everyone you see around is very good people and it's good to have. >> no question. i think a pretty big advantage. for them to -- i mean, they know me, they know what to expect and vice versa. >> how did it feel to be a world series champion in the offseason? >> you know, if it felt great. it's different. you get a lot more recognition around town but everyone was awesome. it was great. fun to see everybody and just enjoying the moment a little bit. >> now the quest for back-to-back world series titles again. >> i'm looking forward to see what this team can do with a full season together. obviously, you know, some major keys came in the middle of the season with marco and hunter and it will be neat to see what we can do for 162. >> schu turns the attention to the defending aos champion
oakland a's today. he will be live from phoenix. abc7 news at five and six. is turning to college hoops, the decided home-court advantage against gone zagas. dons winner of three straight at war memorial against the bug dogs. they prepared for another court rush. not this year, kids. the double pump reverse. he had 14. dickerson, leading rebounder, can also knock down threes. in fact he hit three yesterday. a team high 15. game tied. just over ten minutes to play. fifth ranked bulldogs, too much height and power. and the breakaway. 7-footer goes uncontested. 71-61, gonzaga. the 12-0 conference. >> and villanova and saint mary's in a bounce back game. the gaels fell on thursday.
one bucket. the anthony ireland hit the three to end the first half but saint mary's in command thousand dollars. jordan page had 12. gaels the winner. and ran into a buzz saw thursday night. powell had 22 for stanford. the big bucket under two minutes to play. the foul on the three and it goes. 88-80 ucla. stanford has dropped three of their last four. semifinal action. saturday, 6 for 9. john facing home hobbs. too many unforced error. hobbs the winner straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. two time defending champ nino in today's final. the young canadian handles the american. 6-4, 6-2. and victorious in the three-point contest and terrence
ross wins the dunk competition in the all-stars saturday night in houston. a look at morning sports, that's it, and i'm collin resch. >> two giant pacific octopuses were donated to the local aquarium. you can check them out at the aquarium of the bay. one of these huge creatures was caught in a crab trap off of the islands and the other in match moon bay. giant pacific octopuses have a taste for donees crabs. they are asking for donations. it comes in time for a program that features octopuses and skid. it's a second chance for a dolphin caught in fishing line. it was near death in southern california. seaworld's and san diego lifeguards came to the
creature's rescue friday and the action was captured on cell phone video. you see it there. rescuers catching the dolphin, pulling it to the boat and then cutting it free. the high strength fishing line was keeping it from swimming and hunting. a day yakker spot it had and reported the troubled dolphin. much more ahead in the next hour including new accusations of questionable accounts under a man already under investigation. and christopher dorner's message. what his group is calling for after last week's manhunt. plus, speeding up the selection of a new pope. selection of a new pope. how soon the [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank.
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accumulated gambling-related debt. the board's president filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and owed the ir s1 $95,000. he also failed to report campaign contributions. last month his fellow supervisors ordered he repay more than $29,000 in unauthorized charitable donations. >> what is surprising here is his problems, the iranian -- the errors and omissions. >> they are investigating him aggressively and want to know more about questionable charges involving taxpayer dollars. >> it's extraordinary. this isn't something that is happening each and every official. >> a former supervisor has known him for more than two decades. she's worried the needs of district 2 aren't being met. >> i'm sorry that the affairs of
the district and the county are apparently not being taken care of by the current ones. >> meantime some who live in his district want him to step down. >> do you want him to be your supervisor? >> no, no. we need a new one. >> i'm definitely a tax payer and i don't care who you are, it could be my sister, i don't care, if you did wrong, you did wrong. >> he was re-elected last year. abc7 news. in los angeles a controversial rally was held this weekend in support of christopher dorner. as you know, dorner died earlier -- well, last week, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a shootout with police. he is suspected of killing four people after issuing a manifesto claiming he was wrongly fired from the l.a. pd. protesters are nod agreeing with his actions but feel more
attention should be focused on the police force itself and on the process that led to dorner's dismissal. later today a sadd chapter in american history will be commemorated. tuesday marks the 71st anniversary of the in concern meant of japanese americans during world war ii. an event will be held in japan town to mark the occasion. the annual event at the theater will feature words and memories from internment cam survivors. it begins at 2:00 this afternoon. organizers have dedicated this year's commemoration to the late senator daniel inoway. this is new video showing the tens of thousands whose gathered this morning at st. peter's square to hear pope benedict conduct sunday morning mass. it's one of the last before he steps down. the vatican said the meeting of senior church officials to select a new pope, a process
known as the conclave, may again sooner than expected. it must begin 15 to 20 days after the seat becomes vacant after a period of mourning but this time there's no need to mourn because pope benedict is alive. he has decided to resign. speeding up the process could potentially give the church a new pope for holy week, the week before easter. the family of olympic runner oscar pistorius said he's overcome with grief after shooting his girlfriend. he is charged with the premeditated murder of her. a reality show aired last night in south africa. the family talked to the media. >> as you can imagine, he's also numb with shock and grief, in total pain. >> attorneys for pistorius are expected to argue he fired at
his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder. prosecutors will showed that they argued and she locked himself in a bathroom where she was shot four times through the door. an idaho man faces a federal charge of a accusations he used a racial slur and slapped a baby who was trying on an airplane. it happened on a delta flight from minneapolis to atlanta. the 19-year-old's mom was sitting next to this man of idaho. she said he reeked of alcohol and continued to drink during the flight. as the plane was about to land her little boy got causecy. he used a racial slur about the child as he told the boy's mother to shut him up but it didn't end there. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that. and to a baby or about a baby. and then to hit him was just -- i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking.
she said other passengers came to her aid and she was able to move to another seat. both parents say they hope he is convicted and punished on the assault charge. new this morning a popular annual event which draws hundreds of thousands to san francisco every year could be on the chopping block if congress and the president can't prevent automatic spending cuts from taking effect. the u.s. navy's blue angels could be grounded if the scheduled budget sequestration isn't resolved by the march 4th deadline. it's san francisco's annual fleet week celebration that the navy jets take part it in. the parade of ships could also be in jeopardy. fleet week organizers tell the newspaper without those two centerpieces fleet week may not happen. that event draws about a million people to san francisco every year. >> still ahead showing skill and determination are a necessity for any job interview but what
about how you dress. up next we will introduce you to the east bay group helping low income job seekers find interview clothes for free. and we have a live look. we hope to have one from our roof cam. we are going to tell you -- there it is. it's cooler and rainy weather is on the way. lisa argen will have your lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes.g
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california drivers who text handsfree while driving. >> lori, i really like this. >> when he commutes in traffic jams it's become a way of life here. stands free texting while driving became legal last year. >> it's 24th century. it's about convenience and efficiency. less convenient and efficient way of communicating when i'm in my car. >> but a year into the law a freshman state lawmaker now wants to make handsfree texting illegal. >> the average time for looking and being distracted is about 4.6 seconds and at 55 miles an hour that's almost a football field that you are not paying attention to the driver's around you. and to me that's not okay. >> he cites a new study that shows hands pretexting is actually just as dangerous as traditional texting. >> they found it took mental demand and attention away from the road. there were also numbers from the
national highway administration. 1,000 deaths and 24 injuries' year involve cell phone use as a major distraction but critics wonder if the proposed ban opens the door to more restrictions. >> you ban one handsfree thing the next thing is banning handsfree talking. >> for now he says no. he's just trying to make roads safer of a having lost a daughter to a crash unrelated to texting. >> as a father who lost a child in a car accident, i don't want anybody to ever have to go through what i did. >> but some think it's more nanny government. >> i think you can multi-task in the car and still be a save driver. >> the bill should get its first hearing this spring. in sacramento, abc7 news. lisa argen is here now to talk about the bay area weather and it is getting cooler. a little bit cooler yesterday than the day before. what about today? does it continue to go down? >> yes, it does. we are going to see raindrops coming down, too.
not today but before the long weekend is out. as we head outside now, temperatures are cooler in the north bay. there is some fog, but we are looking at more sun that will appear 6:57 the sunrise, 5:51 the sunset. 10 hours and 51 minutes of day light. the fog is mainly in the north bay. we are not tracking anything in terms of rain from north to south. that will change through the overnight hours monday night. but this system is going to be weak and we will be looking at rainfall marks well under an inch, probably under half an inch. so here's a look outside from the bay bridge -- at the bay bridge, and you will notice numbers are pretty mild closer to the water. 52 in oakland. 49 in san francisco. good morning novato, 37 for you and the 30s in the east bay, inland valleys as well with 39 in livermore. santa cruz still holding on at 45 degrees. this morning we are talking about still some chilly
conditions, just a couple degrees above freezing. we've gotten away from the cold, cold nights for a little bit but they are coming back. so in fact we are going to see numbers right around freezing tomorrow morning probably this parts of these areas, santa rosa and napa. otherwise looking at temperatures in the low to mid-40s up and around the bay. fog a quarter of a mile, mile and a quarter at livermore. you notice we are looking at more fog to the north. look good in oakland and hayward. numbers certainly cooler electric napa to santa rosa. not much of a change-up ward. partly cloudy and school this morning with much cooler weather. ten degrees cooler than today for tomorrow for president's day. and then cold showers arrive on tuesday. it looks like this area of high pressure continues to hold on for another 24 hours. it is also keeping the storm systems to the north. but a cold system from the gulf will be dropping to the south and if it heads from north to south over the bay area, cooler
air moves on in and we will be looking at these showers 5:00 tuesday morning all around san francisco, vallejo, parts of southern marin. but the front lagging behind. it moves in midmorning. much. the rain will be a quarter to half-inch. 57 big sur, notice the temperatures cooler here at our coast. 67 sacramento and in the 40s in the northern and southern sierra. back home upper 50s half moon bay. 59 in san francisco. you head inland we will be warmer but it's not compared to where we were yesterday. we are still dropping from three to five degrees today. another five to ten degree drop tomorrow for the holiday. here comes the light showers on tuesday. not much on wednesday. and then the rest of the work week we see some clouds and showers but it will be more like cold temperatures that you notice because the rainfall really is few and far between. not much after this little
system comes our way on tuesday. snow in the sierra. >> thank you, lisa. we will start the countdown. you know what i am talking about. oscars are just one week away and abc7 is the only plays to watch the oscars next sunday, february 24th. you can count down to the big night with our official oscars app. it's available right now for the i-phone, ipad, android and the kindle fire. still ahead unfogging a big traffic make in the east bay. and next the new progress being made on a sweeping set of traffic and transit improvements
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in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> she are the winning numbers if last night's super lotto plus. the meganumber 20. no one got all six numbers so the jackpot on wednesday grows to $26 million for that drawing. work is underway on the final set of improvements to highway 4 in east contra costa county. if you drive did you know it's an area plagued with massive traffic backups. here's abc7 news transportation reporter heather ishimaru. >> this stretch of dirt will one day have tracks on it carrying bart passengers. completion of the line from pittsburgh bay point ten miles east to hillcrest in antioch is still four years away but it's a beginning we are celebrating.
east contra costa residents have been helping to pay for bart with nothing to show for it sings it was first envisioned in 1958. that's truly a lifetime of waiting. wade harper was born in 1964. >> this means an improved quality of life for our area. it means economic development. it means police and fire getting there safer and expeditiously to save lives. >> this is long overdue, long related rail extension. >> this bart video shows at the new platform passengers will transfer between bart trains and the smaller e-bart train. no fair gates or barrier, just a 28-foot walk. the lighter e-bart costs 60% less than regular bart trains. >> it is really kind of remarkable. there's been a lot of conversation, a lot of quarreling, but i think we are on our way to opening an extension that really makes sense for the region.
>> e-bart construction will really take off after 2015 when work on the final expansion project along highway 4 will be completed. in addition to doubling the highway from two lanes to four in each direction, the major road interchange is also being expanded and upgraded. >> smoother, faster, safer, more efficient. >> for more than 20 years transportation has lagged behind rampant development out here. the hope is finishing the road and rail improvements will turn that equation around n pittsburgh, heather ishimaru, abc7 news. coming up next, a frightening collision on san francisco bay and how passengers onboard a packed ferry boat sprung into action after it struck another vessel on the water. >> and a woman is left in grave condition after being hit by a muni bus. the family is telling abc7 news.
look at our weather with meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. a live look outside. there are clouds around but this morning it is colder and there is fog in the north bay. if you head on out you will notice that temperatures have dropped into the 30s. but later on this average length of sunshine and we will look for numbers once again in the 60s. but, yeah, you notice upper 50s here. so we are getting the cool on shore push and the numbers dropping at the coast and all around the bay today. more significantly at the coast. enjoy the day today because overnight tonight we will see more in the way of clouds. and the rest of your holiday weekend, yeah, it does look a little cloudier and certainly cooler. in fact, we are going to see barely a 60-degree temperature for the rest of the weekend. so we will talk about that and when the rain comes, how much rain and how cool it's going to get. we are talking low snow levels here, down to 2,000 feet on tuesday. i will have the details a bit later. carolyn. >> look forward to that. thank you, lisa. golden gate